Australian Air Force Cadets: Alex and Eric
Posted on: Mon 24 Jul 2017
Among the many benefits of service in the Australian Defence Force Cadets are the opportunities to develop important attributes such as self-discipline and teamwork, helping cadets prepare themselves for entry into the Australian Defence Force. Pilot Officer (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig OAM tells us…. and
Alex Barrott-Walsh from No 619 (City of Onkaparinga) Squadron, currently aged 18, is looking to a career in the RAAF. He enlisted in the Australian Air Force Cadets in November 2011, and during his 6 years of service so far has completed the Proficiency Stage of the AAFC home training curriculum, and has qualified for the Single Gold Rifle Badge through completion of the .22” Firearms Training Elective. In addition he has completed a residential promotion course and gained promotion to Cadet Corporal, and has just joined the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award as a Silver Award participant.
Eric Symons from No 601 Squadron (Keswick Barracks), currently aged 17, is looking to a career in the RAN. He joined the Australian Air Force Cadets in August 2013 and through completion of residential promotion courses has risen to now hold the rank of Cadet Flight Sergeant. He too has completed Proficiency Stage and is firearms qualified, and in addition has gained the prestigious ADF Cadets Adventure Training Award. He is also a Gold Award participant in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.
Interviewer Fiona White Both photos provided by P Rosenzweig AAFC
Front photo: Eric Symons (centre), as a Cadet Sergeant last year at the Battle of Britain memorial service conducted by the RAAF Association (SA Division) at Torrens Parade Ground on 11 September 2016.
Photo this page: Cadet Corporal Alex Barrott-Walsh from No 619 (City of Onkaparinga) Squadron, with his mates at the ADF Careers Expo recently held at the Adelaide Showground.